Turkey’s Transportation Minister Mehmet Habib Soluk announced that excavated earth from Kanal Istanbul will be used in the construction of a planned third airport in Istanbul (Today’s Zaman, 05-May-2011). “This airport will have the capacity of handling 60 million passengers a year,” Mr Soluk said. “We expect completion of the project could take eight to 10 years and that it will create around 200,000 jobs during the construction phase.”
Istanbul to get third airport
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